Male Jumping Spider  (three photos)
Habronattus hirsutus

male
I found this little male Habronattus hirsutus jumping spider, with his
spiky hairdo, on a cactus outside of the Henderson Viewing
 Ponds in Henderson, Nevada. Carol Davis 3-29-2010


Male spider
 I took a few photographs of this little guy and then he sprang
 to another cactus like he had been shot out of a cannon.
I took one more photo and then he sprang to the netherworld.
I never did find him again.  Carol Davis 3-29-2010


jumping spider
Is there anything cuter than a tiny jumping spider?! (maybe kittens...) 
Have you ever noticed how a cactus actually resembles the region
it lives in.  Doesn't this cactus look like the arid areas of Utah and Nevada
with just a few bushes poking out here and there?  It might not be fun,
however, to come across a jumping spider that was larger
than the bushes.  Carol Davis, 3-29-2010


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